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    TV: Judd Apatow May Be Headed To 'Hulu,' Natasha Lyonne Books 'Girls' & More

    While many have been happy unplugging their traditional cable to just stream stuff online, the way things are shaping up, it looks like we'll just be spending that money anyway on a variety of streaming services. With Netflix leading the pack, and Amazon making some big strides, Hulu now wants thei...

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    Richard Lester Talks The Beatles in Newly Restored Mod Classic 'A Hard Day's Night'

    If "A Hard Day's Night" didn't exist, someone at MTV might have tried to invent it by now. But it does exist, thank heaven, and it remains as vibrantly fresh as ever, more inventive and exhilarating than 99.9 percent of the music clips introduced by cable VJs.

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    Pauline Kael's House Is for Sale

    The house once owned by the legendary New Yorker critic is decorated with murals that may be worth more than the structure itself.

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    WATCH: James McAvoy & Jessica Chastain Are Lovers Torn Asunder in 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

    At last, the trailer has arrived for Ned Benson's hotly buzzed-about two-hander romance "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as lovers in a rough patch. Is it an Oscar contender?

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    A Personal Homage to An Exciting Paris Film Event

    Last week in Paris we were amazed (and hosted) by the Champs Elysee Film Festival during their mid June event. Organized, founded and headed up by the indefatigable Sophie Dulac I think this event holds an important place for indie filmmakers of all countries today.

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    Interview With 'Eugenia & John' Filmmakers at Champs Elysee

    I met and liked this interesting Iranian couple in Paris last week when their feature dramatic film "Eugenia & John" showed in the US In Progress section at Champs Elysee Film Festival.

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    'Bond 24,' 'Karate Kid 2' & 'Like Father, Like Son' Remake Get New Writers

    With "Bond 24" slated to hit theaters in eighteen months, it looks like the script to the movie is getting one last polish. John Logan has been working on it for a while now, but some veterans of the series are once again coming back to "punch up" the screenplay and add more jokes. Hmm....

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    Remakes: Doug Liman To Direct 'Victory' & Jena Malone To Star In 'Le Beau Mariage' Redo

    It may not have been the immediate record-smashing success that Warner Bros. would have wanted, but “Edge of Tomorrow” is hardly the bomb many prognosticators tipped it to be with just inches separating the film from crossing $300 million worldwide mark. With box office success like that, director D...

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    Review: 'The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz' Tells The Tale Of A Compelling Voice Silenced Too Early

    During one of the interviews featured in Brian Knappenberger’s documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz,” the late Hacktivist describes the duality of the internet: on the one hand it gives you a wealth of free information, and is the symbol of liberty, on the other hand it can...

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    Trailer Watch: It's Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride Heading 'Into the Storm'

    Extreme weather events:they're happening more frequently and, at least in the new trailer for "Into the Storm," they're coming for all of us.

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    Watch: George Lucas' 'Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB' That Will Probably Be In The New Museum He's Opening

    Before "Star Wars," before Indiana Jones and before "American Graffiti," George Lucas was just another film school kid trying to eke out a career. But it wouldn't take him long, with his student film kicking open the door that would lead to becoming one of the most influential blockbuster storytelle...

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    Amazon Snaps Up Exclusive Rights to Drafthouse Films

    Amazon Prime--the internet giant's streaming content arm--has nabbed the exclusive rights to several indie movies distributed by Drafthouse Films.

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    Trailer Watch: Gina Prince-Bythewood's 'Beyond the Lights'

    Gina Prince-Bythewood's last film was 2008's "The Secret Life of Bees"; this year, she's releasing "Beyond the Lights," a fame and stardom romance formerly known as "Blackbird."

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    Sequel to 'Jews of Egypt' Makes its International Debut. Watch First Trailer

    ArtMattan Films picked up and successfully opened the first film, "Jews of Egypt," theatrically earlier this year, after it screened in several prominent film festivals across the world.

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    Will Poulter In Talks to Join 'The Revenant'

    Here's a little Friday morning casting gossip: Will Poulter is in discussions to join Alejandro González Iñárritu's next film, "The Revenant."

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    Karen Leigh Hopkins' Tribeca Film Miss Meadows Finds Distribution

    The Katie Holmes-as-a-gun-toting-vigilante star vehicle will arrive in theaters this fall.

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    IMAX Presents 17 Minutes Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Free On July 7th; Check Out New Featurette & TV Spot

    I'm an old man and maybe I just prefer to see an entire movie rather than a portioned out chunk, but hey, if it's free, I guess the price is right. And given the buzz around "Guardians Of The Galaxy," I'm sure fans won't be too picky when it comes to getting a generous early look at the Marvel movie...

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    Survey of Talent Agency Executives (Unshockingly) Predicts Growth in Social Media, Viral Video and Foreign Production

    The multi-service talent and production support agency Talent Partners yesterday released the findings of a survey of 50 senior executives at top agencies, and the results are intriguing, if not in any way unexpected.

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    6 LGBT Docs You Should Watch (For Free!) On SnagFilms This Pride Weekend

    Six LGBT docs you should watch (for free!) on SnagFilms this Pride weekend.

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    $8.8M Thursday Night Sets "Transformers" Up For Weekend Grab Of Close To $100 Million

    I will admit to being rather perplexed by "Transformers: Age of Extinction". It has all the street cred of a big summer tentpole...Michael Bay, a bankable star in Mark Wahlberg, great special effects and a built in audience. Yet it appears that the film won't crack the $100 barrier as the film's T...

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